Price drop alert: Logitech 2.4 inch Harmony Touch Universal Remote Control for Home Entertainment System - £79.93 @ Amazon
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Price drop alert: Logitech 2.4 inch Harmony Touch Universal Remote Control for Home Entertainment System - £79.93 @ Amazon

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Found 6th Apr 2016
Looks like it's come down again on Amazon.

Good price if you're already planning on getting one.

I recently "upgraded" to this from a discontinued model (that our baby gummed to death).

Although it looks and feels swankier, this model doesn't function nearly as well.

The logitech software is also quite "involved'.

Still, unbelievably, they don't seem to have any real competition in this market, and I could never go back to using 5 different remotes.

Ymmv

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I've got the 600 and never used it, or rather of couldn't work it out.

When the baby is a bit older, they'll be so happy to run around and do little things for mummy and daddy that you won't need the remote any more, and it's much more fun to see the happy little smile on their face when they're helping you.
Mine are now almost past that stage, and the older one just grunts and moans, so enjoy it while you can.

Still recall having a Philips Pronto remote many years ago. Truly customisable beyond belief. Never got full use out of it!

It will not provide full Virgin Media TiVo control.

Not sure why the cold votes, used Harmony remotes for years, setting them up is easy provided you have a laptop or PC. Bargain... heat added.

mbuzz

Not sure why the cold votes, used Harmony remotes for years, setting them … Not sure why the cold votes, used Harmony remotes for years, setting them up is easy provided you have a laptop or PC. Bargain... heat added.



Probably because it isn't a great price for this remote.

It is a really good remote but has been much cheaper in the past ( I got mine from Amazon for £54.99 ) . Yes, I know we don't all have a time machine, but it does suggest that it will be cheaper again soon.

For what it is worth, several "very good" condition ones are available for £55.53 from Amazon Warehouse.

You're better off just buying the hub and then setting up all your smart devices to act as the remote. The screens on smart devices are way better than the Logitech remotes, plus it is always with you and can also be used without line of site from anywhere in the house (I can even turn my TV etc off from outside of the house over the internet, which is useful for security purposes tricking would be burglars in to thinking someone is at home).

If you must have a remote, then get the full Logitech Harmony Smart Control bundle for just under £100 (was a bargain £39 in a lightening deal just before Christmas) is still better value than this remote on it's own.

We have the the Ultimate one in the harmony range and it's great well worth buying it,

Denziloshamen

You're better off just buying the hub and then setting up all your smart … You're better off just buying the hub and then setting up all your smart devices to act as the remote.


So if my kids need to change over the TV channel when I'm out they'll need my phone, yea great idea.

ICTHUS

It will not provide full Virgin Media TiVo control.


Mine does

How would you know when the full logitech harmony smart control bundle for £39.00 is available at that price? How do you know when an lightening deal is happening? Thanks - denziloshamen

paulj48

So if my kids need to change over the TV channel when I'm out they'll … So if my kids need to change over the TV channel when I'm out they'll need my phone, yea great idea.



To be honest, I wouldn't let my children touch my harmony remote anyway. For that reason, the regular remotes are generally to hand but not always lying around.

You don't have to leave your own device, you can set up multiple devices, ipads, ipods, tablets etc to work with the harmony. So there is likely to be something at home that can control it when you are not there (unless you are a one device family).

However, I did state, if you really do want a remote, the smart control bundle is still way better than the stand alone remote. It also comes with a remote that is much sturdier than the touch screen remote and likely to survive the more rough use remotes get from children.

Without the smart hub, the harmony remotes are a little dumb but still flashy (I had a harmony one for many years before moving over to the smart hub). With the addition of the smart hub, for the relatively small additional outlay, you are really opening up what the harmony range can do across multiple devices from anywhere in the world. it is well worth the extra cost.

gjc511

How would you know when the full logitech harmony smart control bundle … How would you know when the full logitech harmony smart control bundle for £39.00 is available at that price? How do you know when an lightening deal is happening? Thanks - denziloshamen



Sorry, no way of knowing at all. This was the black Friday lightening deals, so better than most. However, the same products do tend to turn up year after year (I know the complete range of Philips Hue lighting products were on offer at the same time in 2014 and 2015). If you can really hold on then you can wait until November this year to see if there is a deal. Otherwise, you just have to keep an eye on here and looking through the amazon deals on their website to see if it is coming up as a lightening deal.

£39 is an absolute steal for what I got. But having used it every day since and way more than I ever used my Harmony One remote, I would say it is well worth the money if you can get it at around £69 as that seems a much more likely deal price before the massive black Friday deals (which you have to be really quick to get anyway).

denziloshamen - thanks for the help - really tempted about getting one of these devices but can't justify paying c.£100 for a remote control!

can some one quickly explain how the hub works, how does it control devices devices, does it have to be in the line of sight of devices it is going to control. Does the phone app have the same features like choosing sky, and it turns the tv, amp, and sky box all on and set to the correct inputs?

trying to get my amp setup in the living room but missus complaining their is too many remotes and doesn't know how to work the amp for changing between devices. thank
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